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Top 10 finalist Peopleís Choice Award 2019
It's an Award-winning brewery
This Father's Day, take your Dad to Australia's oldest operating brewery, built-in 1824. The Cascade Brewhouse won the People's Choice Award for making it to the Top Ten Tourism Experiences in Tasmania. The vintage sandstone building is surrounded by three acres of heritage gardens and is located at the foot of Hobart's Mount Wellington. It's famous for crafting a range of exceptional beers and alcoholic ciders including Mercury Cider.
The Cascade Draught is my favourite beer and when I moved to the mainland, I filled the boot of my car with cartons of this beer. Home to Australia's longest continuously brewed beer going back to 1832 is the slightly stronger in strength is the Cascade Pale Ale. Also, try the award-winning Cascade Stout or Australia's favourite light beer Cascade Premium Light.
Free Tour Whether you know a Dad, a Step Dad, Not Sure Dad, Expecting Dad or a Possible Dad, they can enjoy a free Cascade History and Brewery Experience. Bookings are essential. The 75-minute brewery tour, costing $30 usually, includes:
Four 7oz tastings Knowledgeable tour guide Pour your own beer behind the unique copper tap bar 10% discount voucher for the merchandise shop
Live music from MT Blues playing traditional 1930s style Delta Blues. Check out their Vintage Resophonic Guitars, Cigar Box Guitars and Lap Steel. Matt Bayes and Troy Bain are a male and female duo and can be found around pubs and hotels in Hobart, Tasmania.
Food The chef's seasonal cafe menu has been made to go with or match the brewery beers and ciders. The produce is local and serving a range of snacks dishes, share plates, generous mains and delicious desserts and treats. The menu features the best of fresh Tasmanian produce including pizza, burgers and beer-battered chips. Food can be enjoyed in the bar, dining room, or outside gardens.
Sit in the car, doing room or outdoor area
You can find Cascade souvenirs from the merchandise shop. Rug up in Tassie with a Cascade hoodie or keep your beer chilled with a stubby cooler. A Cascade stubby cooler is a standard thing to have in any Tasmanian home. And don't forget to grab a six pack or two before you head home.